Hello there! I hope everyone started off a great week! Today, I want to appreciate morning routines.
I have always been an early bird. Well, not always. Always up to the last 1.5 years or so. This is when I started sleeping in for the first time in my life. I assume my body and mind were exhausted from the PhD process as well as other things in life and sleeping in started becoming my happy place. Until it was not.
Then I got a job, moved to a different city, settled in, got a cat. I was exhausted, so I continued sleeping in. But it hit me: no matter how much I sleep, I don’t seem to feel any better. Then I asked myself: what was I doing before that was giving me energy? The answer was clear: morning routine. I LOVED my morning hours and I always felt so good when I spent them well.
So I started building a routine again. It has not been easy after such a long break but I now came close to the morning routine I had before. And honestly, I now am convinced that that is where my joy lies.
What does my morning look like now? This is my happy place:
5.30-6 am: prayers
6-7: am working out or just chilling
7-8 am: reading+playing with my cat+preparing breakfast
8-8.30 am: breakfast
8.30-9 am: get ready for work
9 am: work
What does your morning look like? If you do not have a good routine, would you like to form one? What would that look like?